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Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor – October 22, 2019


Students seining for fish in the Hudson River near Norrie Point


Explore Your Waterfront!

On October 22nd, 2019, an estimated 5,000 students from elementary school to college became “scientists for a day,” collecting and analyzing real scientific data from the field during hands-on explorations of the Hudson River Estuary. Students  participated in the 17th annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event up and down the river at 104 locations from New York City to the Federal Dam in Troy, Rensselaer County, including here at Norrie Point Environmental Center, and a few sites along the Mohawk River.

The Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor event gives students the chance to experience the waterways of the Hudson, New York Harbor, and Mohawk River firsthand. Students conduct their own research about these ecosystems and learn how scientists are working to protect them. DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, help prepare students to become stewards of the tidal Hudson River, a vital natural resource. 

Data from this year, as well as past years can be found at

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.